Rural short breaks in the UK and mainland Europe

Rural short breaks (2929)

Short on time? Book a mini break in the country! Take your pick from these short breaks at cottages, farmhouses and villas in the countryside. Perfect for long weekends away, short rural breaks let you escape to the great outdoors and recharge your batteries.



Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the UK’s finest rural areas on your short rural break. Discover the tranquillity of the Lake District, go mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or climb Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak.



If you have a long weekend to spare, hop over the water to an Irish country cottage or try Scotland for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains and Highlands. Alternatively, you could follow the Spanish sunshine and hide away in a stylish Galician converted barn, or head to sun-baked Cyprus and choose a poolside apartment in Paphos.

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Holiday villa in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £175 / night

£875 - £3700 / week

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from £175 / night

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Villa rental in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £200 / night

£1650 / week

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from £200 / night

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Frigiliana

Frigiliana / Rio Chilar

2 4 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £120 / night

£855 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday villa in Panzano in Chianti

Greve in Chianti / Panzano in Chianti

7 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £352 / night

£2188 - £3008 / week

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from £352 / night

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Cadaques holiday home rental

Girona Province / Cadaques

6 10 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £297 / night

£3008 / week

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from £297 / night

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Holiday villa in Costa Rei

Muravera / Costa Rei

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£728 - £1563 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Citta di Castello

Province of Perugia / Citta di Castello

4 8 1 night min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

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Forio holiday villa rental

Isola d'Ischia / Forio

3 6 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £190 / night

£1329 / week

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from £190 / night

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Holiday villa in Kriopigi

Kassandra / Kriopigi

3 7 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £82 / night

£633 - £1297 / week

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from £82 / night

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Apartment rental in Punta Ala with shared pool, golf nearby

Castiglione Della Pescaia / Punta Ala

2 5 7 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 7 nights min stay

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from £56 / night

£391 - £938 / week

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from £56 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Stavromenos

Rethymnon Prefecture / Stavromenos

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £188 / night

£1258 - £2516 / week

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from £188 / night

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Cala Liberotto holiday apartment accommodation

Orosei / Cala Liberotto

2 5 Min stay varies

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from £110 / night

£766 - £1391 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro City

2 6 Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£391 - £1415 / week

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from £60 / night

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Villa letting in Dikwella with swimming pool

Southern Province / Dikwella

3 6 3 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £380 / night

£3138 - £3242 / week

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from £380 / night

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Ski home to rent in Porticcio

Corse-du-Sud / Porticcio

5 12 Min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £141 / night

£852 - £3282 / week

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from £141 / night

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B&b rental in Calci with shared pool

Province of Pisa / Calci

11 14 2 nights min stay

B&B / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 2 nights min stay

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from £329 / night

£2266 / week

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from £329 / night

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Holiday home rental

Valencia Province / Sempere

5 14 Min stay varies

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from £235 / night

£1024 / week

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from £235 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Puerto Pollensa

Mallorca/Majorca / Puerto Pollensa

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £94 / night

£657 - £1384 / week

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from £94 / night

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Holiday home in Lablachere

Ardeche / Lablachere

7 14 Min stay varies

House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £133 / night

£704 - £1868 / week

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from £133 / night

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Ski chalet to rent in Gstaad

Saanen / Gstaad

5 14 3 nights min stay

Chalet / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 3 nights min stay

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from £141 / night

£1329 - £3243 / week

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from £141 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Frigiliana

Frigiliana / La Molineta

3 7 Min stay varies

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from £110 / night

£600 - £1400 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Rethymnon

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

6 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £166 / night

£1160 - £1997 / week

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from £166 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Setubal District / Comporta

6 15 2 nights min stay

Farmhouse / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 15 / 2 nights min stay

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from £484 / night

£3388 / week

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from £484 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Montepulciano

Province of Siena / Montepulciano

5 10 7 nights min stay

Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 7 nights min stay

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from £213 / night

£1485 - £2657 / week

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from £213 / night

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Magliano Sabina holiday manor house rental

Province of Rieti / Magliano Sabina

7 12 1 night min stay

Manor House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 1 night min stay

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from £219 / night

£1532 / week

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from £219 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Ubud

Bali / Ubud

3 6 3 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £138 / night

£961 - £2120 / week

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from £138 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pitsidia

Heraklion Prefecture / Pitsidia

4 9 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £157 / night

£782 - £1641 / week

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from £157 / night

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Competa holiday villa rental

Malaga Province / Competa

2 6 Min stay varies

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £10 / night

£600 - £800 / week

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from £10 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Falmouth

Trelawny Parish / Falmouth

3 8 2 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £207 / night

£1449 - £1835 / week

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from £207 / night

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Stoupa holiday villa rental

Messenia Region / Stoupa

2 5 6 nights min stay

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 6 nights min stay

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from £125 / night

£875 - £1504 / week

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from £125 / night

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Gargas holiday home rental

Apt / Gargas

3 8 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £86 / night

£286 - £1555 / week

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from £86 / night

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Campagnano di Roma holiday villa rental

Province of Rome / Campagnano di Roma

7 16 2 nights min stay

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / 2 nights min stay

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from £391 / night

£2735 / week

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from £391 / night

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Holiday home in Denia

Denia / Las Marinas

3 6 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £106 / night

£1172 / week

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from £106 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint-Antonin Noble Val

Tarn-et-Garonne / Saint-Antonin Noble Val

4 8 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£1500 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday villa in Ansedonia

Orbetello / Ansedonia

5 8 7 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £168 / night

£1172 / week

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from £168 / night

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Villa rental in Siena with swimming pool

Province of Siena / Siena

9 18 Min stay varies

Villa / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / Min stay varies

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from £352 / night

£1954 - £3438 / week

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from £352 / night

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Villa rental in Stoupa with swimming pool

Messenia Region / Stoupa

2 5 6 nights min stay

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 6 nights min stay

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from £125 / night

£875 - £1504 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Saint Francois

Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

4 8 4 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

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from £157 / night

£938 / week

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from £157 / night

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Port Douglas

Queensland / Port Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £179 / night

£1836 / week

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from £179 / night

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Saint-Jean-du-Gard holiday home rental

Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

9 30 Min stay varies

House / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 30 / Min stay varies

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from £469 / night

£2344 - £2735 / week

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from £469 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castiglion Fiorentino

Province of Arezzo / Castiglion Fiorentino

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £196 / night

£1094 - £2188 / week

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from £196 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Bonnieux

Luberon / Bonnieux

3 9 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £157 / night

£1016 - £2188 / week

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from £157 / night

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Holiday home in Forio

Isola d'Ischia / Forio

5 8 1 night min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £274 / night

£1915 - £2344 / week

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from £274 / night

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Amed holiday villa rental

Abang / Amed

2 4 Min stay varies

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £221 / night

£1545 - £2511 / week

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from £221 / night

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Holiday villa in Glencairn

Cape Town / Glencairn

5 10 3 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 3 nights min stay

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from £185 / night

£1295 / week

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from £185 / night

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Gavorrano holiday finca rental

Province of Grosseto / Gavorrano

6 12 Min stay varies

Finca / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £282 / night

£1836 - £1954 / week

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from £282 / night

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Home rental in Sabaudia

Province of Latina / Sabaudia

3 7 Min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £79 / night

£899 / week

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from £79 / night

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Holiday villa with indoor pool in Matemwe

Zanzibar / Matemwe

11 4 1 night min stay

Villa / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £282 / night

£1641 / week

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from £282 / night

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Holiday villa in Lipari

Aeolian Islands / Lipari

5 13 2 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 13 / 2 nights min stay

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from £79 / night

£547 - £2653 / week

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from £79 / night

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Duboka Bay holiday villa rental

Brac Island / Duboka Bay

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £500 / night

£3500 - £6500 / week

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from £500 / night

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